Category: Foraging

Bitter Greens

By , April 12, 2017

We held an odd conversation yesterday at the breakfast table. It’s Passover, the Jewish observance that Michelle and I, raised Protestant Christian, know a little bit about only because of the connections between Passover and Easter.

If you weren’t raised in one of these traditions, I won’t go into it, other than to briefly mention that the events associated with Easter played out over Passover according to the Christian Bible. You can learn about Passover elsewhere, including this article.

Michelle and I have both participated in various “Seder” meals—in quotes, as they were church sponsored recreations of the Jewish tradition, conducted as educational and ecumenical outreach. To me, it seemed similar to a bunch of Anglo-Americans trying to recreate a Choctaw naming ceremony, but don’t get me started down that road . . . . Continue reading 'Bitter Greens'»

Searching High and Low

By , October 5, 2016

Monday, the three of us took a family foraging hike up one of our local mountains. We chose an upland muskeg bog as our primary goal, to finally check whether or not bog cranberries grew there. Secondarily, we sought anything edible we chose to gather. As a result, things got a little topsy-turvy.

Highbush cranberries (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

Highbush cranberries (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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